The Apparition security-monitoring and tracking system from Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST) has a user-friendly touchscreen. It supports up to 192 sensors and 16 touchscreen keypads (available in 5- and 7-inch screens) that can be put on multiple decks. The Apparition system works with GOST’s proprietary sensors (price upon request), and a free app pushes notifications to an owner’s or captain’s smartphone.
Simrad ’s GO7 XSR (from $649) and GO12 XSE (from $2,149) are touchscreen-enabled, and they support graphically driven user interfaces and split-screen views. The plotters are compatible with Simrad Broadband 3G/4G and Halo radar systems, as well as NMEA 2000 data backbones, plus they have internal sounders. When paired with Halo radars, the plotters allow them to perform Doppler processing.
Lowrance ’s FishHunter Pro and FishHunter 3D wireless, castable transducers share sonar imagery with a smartphone via Wi-Fi, without a cellular or internet connection. The FishHunter Pro ($149) reaches depths of 150 feet over three different sonar frequencies and talks to smartphones from 160 feet, while the FishHunter 3D ($199) has five tri-frequency transducers that can ping to 160 feet while stretching 200 feet to a smartphone.